Research project

Research prize 2021
for his work on relations between states and local and international non-governmental players in Africa

Professor Hamani Oumarou is a researcher at LASDEL, a West African social science research laboratory based in Niamey (Niger). He is also a research lecturer at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey. Within LASDEL, Hamani Oumarou has been involved in the implementation of several research programs since 2005. In 2011, he defended a doctoral thesis in Social Sciences at the Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Marseille-France). His dissertation focuses on the regulation of the judicial system in Niger.

Hamani Oumarou also explored the issue of elections in Niger, with an article on the role of magistrates in Niger’s elections… Several other articles were subsequently published, all stemming from qualitative research carried out both in Niger and abroad. The non-exhaustive list of publications covers fields such as vulnerability management, cash transfers, local development, food security, public aid schemes, security, justice, decentralization, etc.

All of Hamani’s work touches on the general problem of the state, its practical operation and the delivery of public services.



The French Red Cross Foundation’s Research Prizes are designed to promote scientific work that has already been completed, or innovative lines of thought devoted to humanitarian and social issues, in both the North and South. Open to all disciplines of the human and social sciences and to all nationalities, they reward scientific excellence and human commitment, promoting scientific knowledge, ethical reflection and social innovation to advance action in the service of the most vulnerable.


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